Deep Learning Software Engineer (Level 4 Autonomous Driving Vehicle Startup)

Toronto, ON n/a

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: AI Developer, Data Scientist Job Number: 1859

Job Description

We're recruiting a Deep Learning Software Engineer for a Silicon Valley-founded Autonomous Vehicle tech company that has a significant Toronto product development site. This opportunity is a unique chance to join an AV startup that is taking off. We have a strong partnership with our client having placed their Head of Software Engineering and Head of Hardware in Toronto. 


  • Real opportunity to commercialize AV - they solve real problems and have real customers, contracts, and revenues with some of the biggest global enterprises. 

  • Industry-leading team in robotics and AI that have worked successfully together in a distributed team model.

  • Become one of the key Toronto-based leaders & help establish the company as a leader in the Toronto AV community.

  • Collaborate with leading research teams @ U of Waterloo and U of Toronto.


  • Develop tools to generate and manage big training datasets for different Deep Learning models

  • Develop scalable training and evaluation tools and infrastructure

  • Analyze point cloud and radar raw sensor data and apply machine learning technologies

  • Design, build and maintain large-scale production machine/deep learning pipelines



  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning, CS or related field

  • Skilled software developer with experience in C/C++, Python and/or CUDA

  • Worked with one or more neural network frameworks, such as Tensorflow, Caffe & Torch

  • Strong quantitative background

  • Experience with sensor data processing, environment modeling, large-scale point-cloud processing, or machine learning

  • Experience with a wide variety of Deep Learning Models (e.g. LSTM, RNN, CNN, GAN, etc.)

  • Self-starter; the ability to own projects with little oversight


Bonus Points

  • Track record of building and shipping machine learning features in products

  • Experience in software design for safety-critical systems

  • Experience with sensor modalities used in robotics and automated driving applications (Camera/Vision, Radar, LiDAR, INS/IMU)

  • Demonstrated academic or industry experience in developing novel deep learning models

  • Deep understanding of GPU architecture

  • Experience with distributed computing


Apply today or contact Brandon Shim-Ping, Director of Talent, at brandon AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.





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Meet Your Recruiter

Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping joined the gdR team in 2013 and leads executive and IC searches in engineering, data science and security. 

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